NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety & Health

Course Overview:

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate training is a qualification both for those with construction management responsibilities and for those who are required to provide routine, day-to-day advice on health, safety and welfare in construction work.

The Construction Certificate is designed to cover general health and safety issues within a construction context as well as placing emphasis on the specific construction issues that make the industry amongst the most dangerous in which to work.

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Syllabus Summary (May 2010 specification):


  • Foundations in health and safety
  • Health and safety management systems (SMS): Policy
  • Health and safety management systems (SMS): Organising
  • Health and safety management systems (SMS): Planning
  • Health and safety management systems (SMS): Measuring, audit and review


  • Construction law and management
  • Construction site: Hazards and controls
  • Vehicle and plant movement: Hazards and control
  • Musculoskeletal hazards and control
  • Work equipment: Hazards and risk control
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire safety
  • Chemical and biological health: Hazards and risk control
  • Physical and psychological health: Hazards and risk control
  • Working at height: Hazards and risk control
  • Excavation work and confined spaces: Hazards and risk control
  • Demolition and deconstruction: Hazards and risk control


The examination comprises two 2-hour written papers and a practical assessment. Each written paper consists of one ‘long-answer’ question and ten ‘short-answer’ questions. All questions are compulsory. The practical assessment consists of carrying out a risk assessment of a workplace and preparing a short report.

Did you know?

This qualification is unitised; therefore if you have successfully completed the NEBOSH NGC course within the past 5 years, you are exempt from re-sitting the NGC1 examinations. Reducing your required study!